September 30 and October 15 are key dates for Americans who are owed part or all of the stimulus check that agencies like the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) began distributing last April.
Although, most of the payments have already been sent to the recipients; in some cases, either due to lack of information or programmatic errors, the agency has not been able to process the money that is due by law.
Until September 30, recipients eligible for additional $500 dependent payments under CARES have the option of using the online “Non-filers” tool to claim the credit.
Under the CARES Act, children under the age of 17, up to a maximum of three, can be claimed as dependents to receive the additional $500.
Eligible beneficiaries, according to the IRS, “include individuals with qualifying children receiving Social Security retirement, survivor or disability benefits (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Railroad Retirement benefits, and Veterans Affairs Compensation and Pension (C&P) benefits who did not file a tax return in 2018 or 2019″.
The IRS will begin sending money owed for dependents next month.
In the case of October 15, the date applies to potential beneficiaries who have not filed taxes for the past two years due to low income.
Similarly, these individuals must enter their personal information by “Non-filers”.
Just this Thursday, September 24, the IRS began the process of sending letters with Notices 1444-A to some 9 million people who would be recipients of the stimulus check but have not received it for the above reason.
About two weeks ago, the IRS warned in a statement that the letters will tell people to provide their personal data as soon as possible to the office of collection.
In both instances, whether the September 30th or October 15th deadline applies, payment creditors can track the status of their payment through the “Get My Payment” service. Here’s how to use the application from the IRS website.